Train tracks across the Rocky Mountains

One of the world’s epic train journeys is the Rocky Mountaineer which crosses the Canadian Rockies from Jasper or Banff/Calgary to Vancouver or vice-versa. During my two-day trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, I took many photos of the train tracks and the beautiful fall colours as we made our way across the Rocky Mountains. As a tribute to this stunning train route and the people who built it, I’ve compiled a photo essay of some of my favourite shots taken en-route from Jasper, Alberta to Kamloops, British Columbia. I hope you enjoy these photos! You’re also most welcome to read about my trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

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The sun rises as we leave Jasper.

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As we head deeper into the Rockies, we pass mile…..

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….. after mile…..

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….. after mile of towering forests and snowy mountains.

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One of the highlights of the journey is when we pass Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

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Mt. Robson disappears from our view as the train continues its journey…

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….. winding its way through the forest,

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… offering splendid views from the glass dome carriage.

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On the other side of the Rockies, the landscape is noticeably drier…

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… and we pass the first communities on this leg of the journey.

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We cross the Thompson River as we approach Kamloops…

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… and we’re treated to a grand Kamloops welcome as we pull into the station.

Note: a big thank you goes to the Rocky Mountaineer for your wonderful hospitality.

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4 Responses to “Train tracks across the Rocky Mountains”

  1. velvet 20/07/2012 12:06 pm
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    You’re most welcome Jeff! 🙂

  2. Jeff Titelius 20/07/2012 1:06 am
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    Wow!! What a journey. Such spectacular scenery along the way and you’ve captured it magnificently! Thanks for taking me along for a ride on the rails!

  3. Chad @RoadDogTravel 19/07/2012 2:56 pm
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    Love the Rockies. Crossing them by train looks like a great way to see them, especially in the glass car.

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